Tag: Ethiopia

Nile Valley – Ethiopia starts to fill Renaissance Dam as Egypt bristles

Ethiopia’s Water Minister Seleshi Bekele confirmed on Wednesday, July 15, that the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) has started to fill. He tweeted:...

Counting the burials: African nations scramble to track COVID-19

Only eight countries in Africa - Algeria, Cape Verde, Djibouti, Egypt, Mauritius, Namibia, Seychelles, and South Africa - record more than 75% of deaths, according to the United Nations.

Ethiopia deploys military as Hachalu Hundessa protests turn deadly

Ethiopia continues to suffer unrest after the killing of a popular musician on Monday sparked protests that have claimed over 80 lives. Political and Economic Analyst, Mikael Arage joins CNBC Africa for more.

Abiy Ahmed put Ethiopia on the road to democracy: but he still has a lot to do, here’s why

It’s two years since a surprise leadership change took place in Ethiopia.

COVID-19: Ethiopia’s State Minister Tekalign on finding the balance between investment for today & tomorrow

With countries having to cut down on spending as economies shrink, the choices made during this pandemic will be largely responsible for the recovery of their economies, so how do we choose between investment for today and tomorrow? CNBC Africa spoke to the State Minister of Finance of Ethiopia, Dr. Eyob Tekalign for more.

Op Ed: East African finance ministers to present budgets for new fiscal year

Finance ministers of East Africa are expected to table their respective budgets in coming days for the new financial year that begins on July 1.

This is how badly COVID-19 has ravaged Sub-Saharan Africa

Sub-Saharan Africa has been ravaged by the COVID-19 pandemic, and economic activity collapsed in the first half of this year. This is by how much...

Assessing the economic & political impact of Ethiopia’s GERD dam

Last week Sudan sent a letter to the UN Security Council asking them to discourage Ethiopia from filling their Renaissance Dam reservoir before coming to an agreement with the country and Egypt. This letter comes after the back and forth between Ethiopia and Egypt on the way forward for this almost $5 billion project. So how much are these disagreements costing? And what could the bill rack up to if it’s not sorted out soon? CNBC Africa spoke to Political Economic Analyst, Mikael Arage for more.
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